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ERIC Number: EJ1214942
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2147-0456
In-Service and Pre-Service Teachers' Orientations to Linguistic, Cultural and Worldview Diversity
Kimanen, Anuleena; Alisaari, Jenni; Kallioniemi, Arto
Journal of Teacher Education and Educators, v8 n1 p35-54 2019
Culturally and linguistically responsive education takes the learners' diverse identities and languages into account in many ways. This article explores the orientations that emerge when pre-service and in-service teachers evaluate their preparedness to conduct certain culturally and linguistically responsive practices. Exploratory factor analysis was conducted on survey data from 181 respondents. In general, teachers' orientations towards culturally and linguistically responsive pedagogy were positive. Three orientations were identified: orientation to culture, to language and learning, and to affirming identities, with the last being the strongest. Gender, training on multicultural education and current professional status had a significant influence on respondents' orientations. The results give valuable information for developing teacher education to better respond to the needs of those teaching diverse learners.
Uludag University, Education Faculty, Department of Educational Sciences. Bursa, Turkey. e-mail:; Web site:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Finland